Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bullpen Lets Braves down yet again

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Pittsburg Pirates in 12 innings on Tuesday. It was a normal 4-4 Game in the until the Braves called on there Bullpen in the 8th and gave up 4 runs. The Pirates also added 1 in the ninth to be up by 5 runs going into the bottom of the 9th where the Braves scored 5 runs of there own to tie the game and send it in to extra innings. Neither team scored again until the 12th where the Pirates scored 3 and the Braves actually added 2 but it was not enough and the Pirates took home the win with a 12-11 victory in 12 innings.
The Pirates where led by Xavier Nady who hit 2 homeruns including a 2-run shot in the 12th to push the Pirates ahead. The Braves scored many of there runs off of walks and errors from the Pirates. The Braves where led by Yunnel Escobar who had 3 hits and 3 runs batted in. They also got homeruns from Jeff Francouer and Brian Mcann. This was also Tom Glavines first start in his return to the Atlanta Braves, it was somewhat overshadowed by a wild and crazy game.

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